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This is the website of the
Northern Illinois Chapter of NACOPRW
National Conference of Puerto Rican Women


The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. (NACOPRW) was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1972, as a non-profit, non-partisan organization to promote the full participation of Puerto Rican and other Hispanic women in their economic, social and political life in the United States and Puerto Rico.

NACOPRW is one of twenty-four organizations governing the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) in Washington, D.C. Local chapters sponsor a variety of activities that are relevant to community needs such as mentoring, leadership development, advocacy, educational forums. We invite you to participate in your local chapter activities.

Mission Statement

“Preserving our heritage and rights through mentorship and leadership for a better tomorrow”


NACOPRW provides training, mentorship and leadership development at the local and national level through workshops and institutes during the annual convention, and through chapter programs. We preserve our Puerto Rican and Latino heritage through cultural activities and events. We seek justice and give voice to the preservation of civil, health, educational and other rights through the dissemination of information, networking, collaboration and advocacy with other national and local groups, and through education, celebration, community and civil involvement.

Our NACOPRW sisters from each city and state keep in contact with each other through our ECO’s newsletter, which is available and downloadable on a quarterly basis and appears our national website.

We annually plan a national conference where all our chapter members gather and participate in training and leadership conference to enhance their knowledge on present issues facing the Puerto Rican community, women and other Latina in various cities. The theme and city is selected at our annual conference and the executive committee is elected at the conference as well.

A key aspect of your dedication to the organization is your commitment to participate in the conference and volunteer in your community to mentor Latina’s Puerto Rican youth and women to get involved in their communities to make a difference.


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